Serendipity Beach

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Serendipity Beach
2.5

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Rick H
Anchorage, AK644 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
Used to be pretty nice but now that they tore down all the cool bars and restaurants is really sucks. Not to mention there is trash all over the beach now.
Written March 28, 2018
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livingnowSydney
Sydney18 contributions
Extremely disappointed. There was so much rubbish on the beach. Not suprised that there was rubbish but could not believe what and how much. All it would take is for the shop owners to clean their stretch of th ebeach and the place would be amazing.
Written June 10, 2009
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IrishMD
Dublin, Ireland208 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
On the plus side, a beach is almost always a draw, there are plenty of places to relax, eat and drink and business owners tend to be very friendly. However, it was usually dirty, with no visible sign of organised daily cleaning or raking. Some businesses do their own patch. Visitors are constantly plagued with offers of massages, manicures, etc and the beach has its regular beggars. There are often local children here on weekdays and I wonder why they’re not in school. I’m in Sihanoukville for over a month and used to go to the beach twice a week, but just stopped due to the negative experiences I’ve outlined above. It’s not relaxing in the way it should be. Such a shame, this place has loads of potential. With all the construction work going on around it, perhaps someone is working on that.
Written March 16, 2018
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Garry von Billen
Phnom Penh, Cambodia16 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
When leaving or arriving by boat you need to be careful, walking the plank aptly describes the event in rough conditions. Happy, helpful and friendly people are thin on the ground. Don't even think of going to the toilet located behind the bar. This activity is for professional thrill seekers only, with a burning desire to unload. I've crossed this off my bucket list now. I'd rather circumcise an angry Tasmanian devil, it's much safer.
Use the pier only when absolutely necessary.
Written February 18, 2020
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Alfa B
1 contribution
Apr 2021
For the people who want to experience a nice old beach city, you can go to Kampot instead. Sihanoukville is becoming a modern city now. Koh Rong, Koh Rong Sanloem, Koh Songsa are still beautiful as hell tho.
Written May 9, 2021
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Chargrill
Brisbane, Australia54 contributions
Dec 2019
Before Serendipity Beach, you need to travel through Sihanoukville. Sihanoukville is a town under major development. In fact, I have never seen such expansive development. I tried to count the number of cranes on the horizon but lost count at 50. There must be over a 100 high rise constructions happening here all at once and that is no exaggeration. So think about the number of trucks, workers and deviation that might occur with this level of activity. Secondly, the Government (I assume) has worked out roads need to be wider and services improved to support this development, so every road I traveled, they were dust bowls under construction. Plus houses encroaching the roadway literally had their facades cut off. So hotel entrances were like a mind field full of pot holes and debris. The shops along the way the same, so I can only assume holiday makers would just stay in their hotels - I would've anyway. So after all the shock, bouncing around in the back of a motorbike taxi, with dust in your eyes, you arrive at Serendipity Beach. There are a few restaurants to the right which looked ok. We decided to travel to the left, a few restaurants along the way, but a lot of rubbish and flies. Many flies. We ended up having a few beers with a fan next to us to try and keep the flies away. Beach was ok. Would I travel there again? Probably not, but if so, not within the next 2 years, that's for sure.
Written January 2, 2020
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Stephane A
Sihanoukville, Cambodia161 contributions
Dec 2019
Serendipity beach is not the nicest beach in Sihanoukville but still worth a visit to spend some quality time along the rocky beach. The ferry terminal is close by, therefore make sure to seat as far as possible from it. Some restaurants are in vicinity.
Written January 25, 2020
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Gene J
5 contributions
Jan 2021
Ok so Sihanoukville is now a Chinese armpit with torn up streets and unfinished construction but there are still a few nice places along serendipity beach. The beach itself was clean and the foliage at the sea shore is pleasant enough. That said it's little more than a stop over on the way to the Koh Rong and Koh Rong Saloen.
Written January 10, 2021
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Peter G
Carwoola, Australia35 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
I have been coming to Cambodia and Sihanoukville for 8 years. It has always been a little dirty but has always been fun. This trip was different than that of 12 months ago. The place has been invaded by Chinese. They were spiting everywhere , were rude, treated the Khmer’s like dogs and generally were a loud nuisance. They have also brought several casinos with them. A real shame. I will no longer come back given the attitudes of these people.
Written April 17, 2018
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Alessandra B
27 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
I have been coming to Cambodia every year since 2013 for holidays. It was my happy place.

It literally broke my heart to see the way Sihanoukville has been DESTROYED by the Chinese takeover.

Serendipity beach simply does not exist anymore.
The streets are literally unrecognizable.
I even took the wrong way when I was going back to Otres beach, as I could not recognise anything around me anymore.
It was so sad and devastating for me to see all this, that I have chosen not to come to Cambodia ever again.
Too painful.

Goodbye Sihanoukville.. Thank you for all the amazing moments you gave me..
Written November 27, 2018
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